It contains some of his mosttreasured secrets, including effects that are already being used by professional magicians in their performancesinnovative illusions that. Magic book stage for sale rare antique collectible store. Jul 16, 2018 in the latter half, renowned historian of stage magic jim steinmeyer talked about his new work on the real history of magic and the people who created the deceptions and illusions, and how they kept the secrets alive generation after generation. Jim steinmeyers popular effect involves a hank of rope supposedly an artifact from one of houdinis famous. Further impuzzibilities by jim steinmeyer book further impuzzibilities is. Hospitality, w six different drinks are poured from an unprepared carton.
Device and illusion by jim steinmeyer 0 likes top of page. Stand not includedorder now to get free shippingthis illusion has been produced in conjunction with jim steinmeyerauction includes. Device and illusion by jim steinmeyer, hahne martins. Houdini ropeneon perforation the artist daydream india rubber thr. Readers of magic magazine prized jim steinmeyers many conjuring articles between 1992 and 2004. In addition to the fine illusions he describes, of which through a one inchhole is my favorite, youll. Jim steinmeyer born 1958 has been called by the new york times the. Jim steinmeyer has worked with virtually every leading magician around the world, produced magic on television, and. Complete jarrett, the by guy jarrettjim steinmeyer. Jim steinmeyer born november 1, 1958 is an american author, inventor, and designer of magical illusions and theatrical special effects. Hes the author of bestselling books about magic and magic history, including. It was released within months of john carneys carneycopia and both books changed the way i viewed magic and raised the bar for magic books.
His illusions have been seen from broadway, londons west end, las vegas, and in. And, his series on impuzzibilities is an intriguing fun collection of impromptu and easy magic that will delight friends and family. Complete diagrams, dimensions and descriptions for the following illusions. Device and illusion by jim steinmeyer, hahne martins magic. The cookie settings on this website are set to allow cookies to give you the best browsing experience possible. Jim steinmeyer s highlyanticipated new book on illusions is an exploration of practical methods and new approaches.
G wells novel and is based on jim steinmeyer s brilliant the lady in the puzzle illusion from his book device and illusion we have modified the methodology so that all the blocks can be moved after the woman has vanished. Author and magic historian jim steinmeyer is a prolific designer of illusions and magic tricks for some of the most prominent performers working today, including doug henning, siegfried and roy, david copperfield, and lance burton. Jim steinmeyer is a decorated consultant, creator, and author. Andrew mayne has two good books, illusiontech and illusion book. Stage illusions, special effects and trick photography dover magic books hopkins, albert a. The magic book caveney, mike, steinmeyer, jim, jay, ricky, daniel, noel on. The third book in the series is also the largest, with thirteen new effects. Jim steinmeyers highlyanticipated new book on illusions is an exploration of practical methods and new approaches. Device and illusion jim steinmeyer conjuring archive. He has created special effects that have been used in stage shows on broadway and in las vegas. Hiding the elephant brilliantly explores houdinis elusive mystery, and much more, chronicling the dramatic story of science and history that lies behind the magicians curtain. Hahne publishes technical books about magic, including the conjuring anthology.
Mark wilsons compete course in magic has some great stage illusions that are easy to make. Also included is the vanishing elephant and hundreds of photos, plans and illusion. Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Its an awesome book with real working ideas in glorious fullcolor. Modern art by renowned illusion designer jim steinmeyer. This illusion comes with the hospitality illusion prop which building rights have been obtained from jim steinmeyer, cups. When magician jim steinmeyer offers guests a drink they cannot be sure what they will get. In a biography woven from equal parts enchantment and mystery, master illusion designer and todays foremost magic historian, jim steinmeyer, unveils the. Magic is a form of trickery its either something thats suggested to you, and then you walk.
Broadways greatest stage illusionist, interview jim steinmeyer created some of david copperfields most astonishing tricks and is currently perfecting the illusions for the. Houdinis rope fills the stage with action and mystery. If you enjoy magic and want an insider look at the creative process who better to inform you than former disney imagineer and illusion inventor to the stars of magic jim steinmeyer. Recognized for his extensive, innovative creations in magic, a recent profile concluded that jim was the best living originator of stage illusions, noting his many creations as the defining illusions in contemporary magic. The p and l book walkerseaver magic catalog 1st edcloseup stage trick illusions. This is an amazing stage magic illusion that is rarely seen. Also, if anyone owns andrew maynes book illusion fx, would you mind listing the illusions covered in that book. Amos mccormick here is a very long list of recommended illusion books, cut and pasted from. The magic cafe forums new steinmeyer book technique. If you dont mind, list the illusion and tell what it does ex. He holds four us patents in the field of illusion apparatus, including a modern version of the peppers ghost illusion. Alan wakelings acclaimed magic was the secret source for leading professionals. He is in my view a national treasure along with a handful of others who have elevated magic through real love.
Over 300 pages, hardcover, gold stamped, beautifully produced book and winner of s. Sixtyfive years ago, guy jarrett selfpublished his notorious book on stage magic, jarrett magic. See more ideas about illusions, the magicians and books. Jan 28, 2017 mark wilsons compete course in magic has some great stage illusions that are easy to make. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click accept below then you are consenting to this. Jim steinmeyer s first book on stage illusions, containing 9 surprising and deceptive illusions and 6 standup effects for magicians. The 2001 edition, the complete jarrett, is the complete story of the original, oneofakind, gotohell genius of stage illusion, guy jarrett. In 1981, the new edition was written by jim steinmeyer but that was only part of the story. Readers of magic magazine prized jim steinmeyer s many conjuring articles between 1992 and 2004. There is a contribution by david mendoza and an excellent essay to improve your act by tony clark. Hahne publishes technical books about magic, including the conjuring. A good place if you are looking for classic illusions would be the books, dvds and plans by the late paul osborne.
I am looking into buying one of jim steinmeyer s books. Stage illusions, special effects and trick photography dover magic books. I just cant put it down steve zigmont zigmont magic fx. The book contains much professional material developed and used by magicians. The magician who fools himself is a handsoff card across routine that jim has featured in lectures. A unique collection of magic for standup performers, including card effects, small apparatus, diagrams for illusions and routines for old favorites, complete with patter and presentation. Illusion design by mark parker quality magic books. It contains some of his mosttreasured secrets, including effects that are already being used by professional magicians in their performancesinnovative illusions that will become important parts of your arsenal. Starting with houdinis famous and infamous illusion of making an elephant disappear, jim traces the various inventions in optical conjuring, from peppers ghost to tobins proteus cabinet and the famous wonders at egyptian hall. The black book osborne haunted illusions osborne illusion systems i osborne. First of all, if you are interested in illusions i would recommend that you pick up all the books by jim steinmeyer. The 2001 edition, the complete jarrett, is the complete story of the original, oneofakind, gotohell genius of stage illusion. Mckinven in 1981, jim steinmeyer produced jarrett, but that was only part of the story.
Technique and understanding share book recommendations with. This is an absolute must for any modern illusionist. Subsequent impuzzibilities jim steinmeyer book stevens. Jims new book, with coauthor peter lamont, is a fascinating and iconoclastic history of. The mind and magic of david berglas the magic of alan wakeling the complete jarrett modern art and other mysteries device and illusion. Magic of alan wakeling, the by jim steinmeyer quality. This comprehensive list of books and dvds was compiled for the modern stage magician or illusionist in mind.
Outerbridge magic is proud to release the time machine with permission from jim steinmeyer. Starting with houdinis famous and infamous illusion of making an elephant disappear, jim traces the various inventions in optical conjuring, from peppers. Modern art, a beautiful variation on the cutting in half illusion. The complete jarrett is a spectacular new edition of the infamous jarrett magic, the controversial 1936 text on stage illusions. The needle swallowing is great, plus many other routines, illusions hardbound shipping in u. In each case, the emphasis is on presentation and practicality, with diagrams and dimensions so the effects can be constructed in workshops. The magic cafe forums device and illusion by jim steinmeyer.
He demystifies peppers ghost, charles morritts disappearing donkey, and houdinis landmark vanishing of jennie the elephant in 1918. Device and illusionjim steinmeyer magic book1st ed stage. Jim steinmeyers first book on stage illusions, containing 9 surprising and deceptive illusions and 6 standup effects for magicians. Device and illusion by jim steinmeyer quality magic books. I just got the book and reading through it wonderful. The password fallacy is an amazing, longdistance location of a card i. In each case, the emphasis is on presentation and practicality, with diagrams and dimensions so the. Device and illusion jim steinmeyer magic book 1st ed stage illusion plansoop. With that, im speaking of magic artistes and entertainers looking to present illusions to a modern audience and to be relevant in todays pop culture and entertainment marketplace. Conjuring anthology was mostly compiled from magic mag, wakeling book was wakeling material, same with jarrett, and invisibility lectures was a combination of recreating other peoples stuff and historic information and evolution it should be interesting to see how the 3 inch base described in the copy will influence illusions from here on out. The effect comes with jim steinmeyers presentation from his book, device and illusion. Hiding the elephant by jim steinmeyer softbound book jim steinmeyer s 2003 book is a journey thorough the rich history of magicians, their creations and their quest for the impossible. Would someone that owns the book device and illusion by jim steinmeyer mind telling me which illusions are described in the book.
Two lectures on theatrical illusion by jim steinmeyer oop. The magic of alan wakeling by jim steinmeyer martins. A beautiful new edition of two lectures on theatrical illusion, jim s book combines his lectures, the science behind the ghost and discovering invisibility. In 1981, the new edition was written by jim steinmeyer. His career featured stage magic, illusions, close up and standup effects, including several complete acts. Solo illusions for magicians and illusionists in a stage. Illusions the evolution and the revolution of the magic box by paul osborne book this publication includes the illustrated history of illusions by jim steinmeyer, plus new illusion blueprints, building tips, the tom palmer story and the osborne story. This book takes you behind the scenes and into the mindset of the magicians creative engineering in developing entertaining and deceptive illusions.
Aug 15, 2017 osborne how to build your own illusions book 1 and probably 2 thorugh 4 professional illusion building for the home craftsman by dick gustafson rand woodburys illusionworks series 1 through 4 there also are two dvd sets steinmeyer s device and illusion steinmeyer s conjuring anthology a variety of parlor, close up and stage effects. The complete jarrett by guy jarrett, jim steinmeyer. Jim is responsible for popular illusions featured by professional magicians. I have a couple of penetrations for the solo illusionist, such as slicing through, visual displacement and a walk through the winery, that can be found here. The magic of alan wakeling by jim steinmeyer martins magic. In addition to the fine illusions he describes, of which through a one inchhole is my favorite, youll discover some damn good standup routines.
As mentioned, there are also some illusions in tarbell. Device and illusion a book of routines for modern stage conjurers. There are several, newer authors to the illusion book industry with books of good ideas, but no specific dimensions. He holds four us patents in the field of illusion apparatus, including a modern. Jim steinmeyers 2003 book is a journey thorough the rich history of magicians, their creations and their quest for the impossible. Jarrett and jim steinmeyer with an introduction by john a. This is for the hard back book, device and illusion.
His work varies greatly from magic history to illusions to selfworking card effects. In device and illusion youll find some of his best creations. Hahne publishes technical books about magic, including the conjuring anthology and the science behind the ghost. You may also like mind and magic of david berglas, the by david britland read more.
Jim steinmeyer device and illusion book magic trick and. Peppers ghost was the remarkable victorian invention which allowed threedimensional ghosts to walk onstage with actors. Apr 20, 2004 would someone that owns the book device and illusion by jim steinmeyer mind telling me which illusions are described in the book. The illusions detailed in these plans are similar in plot to popular illusions like jim steinmeyers origami illusion, sword box or chuck jones mismade girl. Shadow theater, an amazing and surprising disappearance. The illusions detailed in these plans are similar in plot to popular illusions like jim steinmeyer s origami illusion, sword box or chuck jones mismade girl. Hahne publications specializes in jim steinmeyer s publications on the art, the practice and history of magic. Anyone who has read jim steinmeyer s wonderful column in magic, conjuring, understands that he has throughout his life studied great magicians of the past and associated with some of the very best minds.178 339 721 1466 564 554 1380 1398 981 558 82 1464 879 1026 1568 679 184 1303 310 465 585 522 1310 921 1093 1386 1127 349 37 826 1368 433 757 59